CIO Update: Across the Country, Local Governments Are Giving Linux a Hard Look
Jul 21, 2003, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Orzech)
"With the budget crunch hitting local governments hard, more and
more cities, counties and state agencies are looking at Linux.
"From Florida to Washington State, Linux appears to be
infiltrating the IT departments of local governments across the
country in much the same way it sprouted up in corporate IT shops:
from the bottom up.
"And in a few places, like sunny Largo Florida--population
70,000--Linux use is no longer limited to a few non-critical
applications, but is now supporting large chunks of governmental
"But Largo is by no means the only local government using Linux
in the US..."